quote properly (here's the internet-police)

Simon Perreault nomis80 at videotron.ca
Fri Jan 19 21:47:38 PST 2001

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On Friday 19 January 2001 17:14, atark at thepipeline.net wrote:
> Since when it there a "proper" way to quote.

Since writing was invented, I guess. It's not about style, it's about logic, 
readability, and reduced size of messages.

> Maybe I don't like doing it
> the way you do.

Don't argue, just do it. Read a bit of FAQs about Usenet and newsgroups in 
general, and you will see that this is the commonly used way of quoting.

>  It would do alot more good to cut down on the useless
> chatter and holy wars.

I like holy wars and chatter. But some people don't like them. Don't cut em, 
move em to a new list. That way everyone's happy. With computers you can make 
everyone's happy, you don't have to choose one possibility or the other.

And, by the way, does this email make you realize how this way of quoting is 
much more logical than putting the entire text below your reply?

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